Information you may need to complete your
Turn2us benefits check
Before you start to use our Benefits
Calculator, we suggest that you collect together the
information that you need to answer the questions that you will be
asked as you work your way through it.
- Details of all your income, e.g. benefits, tax credits,
earnings from employment, State Retirement
Pension and occupational pensions
- If you are married, in a civil partnership or living with
someone as a couple, you will need details of your partner’s income
as well. We need to know this as your benefit entitlement will
be assessed as a couple.
- Details of how much money you have in savings, investments and
- How much your annual council tax bill is and whether you get
any help with it
- Details of your rent or mortgage payments
- Information about anyone else living with you, e.g. grown-up
children. Are they in employment or on benefits? What is their
- Whether anyone receives Carer's
Allowance for looking after you or anyone else in your
If you do not have the exact information that you need, it is
possible to complete the process using estimates, but please be
aware that the calculation may not be correct for you.
Working our weekly amounts
You will be asked to enter your income as weekly amounts. If you
do not know how much you get per week in benefits, the original
letter from your local benefits office will tell you.
If you get benefits or income paid into your bank account every
four weeks, you can divide that figure by four to get your weekly
If you get paid once every calendar month, you can multiply that
figure by 12 and divide by 52 to get your weekly amount.
Benefits Calculator Information Checklist
You may find it helpful to use our Benefits
Calculator Information Checklist (PDF file size 101kb)
to collect the information you need before starting the